Fredrick Green paints what he knows. People, places, moments in time. Most recently, he has been exploring the theme of “Being There”.  Fred graduated from Indiana University with a BFA in printmaking. In his words, he “got a degree from IU and it took 35......

Nickel Plate Arts celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year! A lot has happened in ten years, including some big, transformational projects alongside slow-and-steady growth. Hamilton County Tourism first incorporated Nickel Plate Arts, Inc. in April, 2012, with the goal of supporting, promoting and providing outstanding......

Nickel Plate Arts needs volunteers for upcoming events. Volunteering is a great way to get involved with and support our arts community, while also having a lot of fun! Brief descriptions of volunteers roles appear below: we can provide more detail upon request. Even if......

Poet Tape Productions of Chicago, in conjunction with Nickel Plate Arts, announces auditions for Thornton Wilder’s classic “Our Town” to be performed in Noblesville’s Historic Downtown’s South Alley September 29th through October 8th (Thursday-Saturday evenings).  Auditions will be August 11th and 14th from 7 to......

Can you play the electric guitar like Sister Rosetta Tharpe?  Can you bring poetry to life like Audre Lorde?  Can you paint like Jean-Michel Basquist? Can you quilt like Faith Ringold?  Can you dance like Maria Tallchief? Can you sculpt like Augusta Savage?  Nickel Plate......

On July 13th, 2022, the Nickel Plate Arts Board of Directors and staff gathered with area partners and community members to review Nickel Plate’s impact in recent months and to look ahead to the future. Click on the image below to view the Annual Meeting......

DEADLINES & CALL-OUTS: July 20: EXTENDED DEADLINE: Art at the Market during Noblesville Farmers’ MarketJuly 22: Deadline to Submit for Nickel Plate Arts’ “Focus on Photography” exhibitJuly 31: Deadline to Nominate a Fellow Artist (or yourself) for the Nickel Plate Arts Awards August 1: Deadline......

Marianne Glick is taking her paintings beyond the usual materials. Her upcoming showcase will display the “Layers and Patterns” she’s been excitedly exploring.  After retiring in 2005, Marianne became an avid art buyer through eBay. She gravitated towards abstract expressionist pieces and soon amassed an......

John Dierdorf’s style has always been a process. He first picked up a paintbrush in college while studying fine arts and discovered the limitations of realism. He felt restrained. “If I wanted to take a picture, I’d take a picture.” Inspired by Monet, Pissarro, and......

Michael Jack’s love of the Palouse region of Washington state in the Summer, and Maine in the Winter, are just two reasons that his upcoming Four Day Ray exhibit is so aptly titled, “Around the USA.”  An avid learner who loves to travel, Michael is......

Noblesville Main Street, along with Nickel Plate Arts, is coordinating Art at the Market during the Noblesville Farmers’ Market on August 6, 2022 at Federal Hill Commons. Art at the Market will run the same hours as the Farmers’ Market: 8am-12pm. All vendors must vacate......

Nickel Plate Arts is excited to host Next Level Creative Business Trainings for our Art of Business program.  The Next Steps Creative Entrepreneurship Trainings are brought to you by the Indiana Small Business Development Center, a program of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, and the......

Hamilton County Theatre Guild’s The Belfry Theatre announces auditions for its first show of the 2022-23 theater season, “Rehearsal for Murder.” Auditions will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 26 and 27, 2022, at Noblesville First United Methodist Church in Noblesville. The show, adapted......

VOLUNTEER Call Out!! A community is only as strong as the people who are in it! We’ve got over 80 vendors that will be setting up their booth on the square in downtown Noblesville this Saturday, June 18th for Nickel Plate Arts: Maker Faire. So......

We’ve compromised a short list of items to consider before you arrive for this year’s Maker Faire, June 18th, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Downtown Noblesville Square! 1. Bring–cloth totes or grocery bags, wagon, or something to carry your goods! 2. Cash–most vendors......

We’re excited to announce our annual awards nominations are now open! We are organizing all of our ducks, pencils, paintbrushes, and diamonds to finalize all Gala oriented event details. But first we want to make sure all artists and patrons have an opportunity to nominate......

Constantly creating in his Nickel Plate Arts studio, Rodney has been having a little fun lately interacting on social media. Once a painting is ready to hang on the wall of his studio, “I go on (Facebook) asking for titles, and people enjoy doing that.”......

NOBLESVILLE CULTURAL ARTS DISTRICT TO FEATURE THREE EVENTS: MAKER FAIRE, ST MICHAEL’S STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL, AND JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION ON JUNE 18, 2022 A trifecta of events will delight local shoppers and families, including a Maker Faire of handcrafted goods and demonstrations, strawberry shortcakes, and Juneteenth activities......

As any creative entrepreneur can tell you, getting your creative business off the ground can be quite the achievement! We’re thrilled to announce a record-breaking number of maker faire vendor applicants this year and want to make sure they get the recognition they deserve. Search......

This class is designed as a second step for beginning weavers on 4 or 8 shaft looms. It is a complete review of the process of dressing a loom, and we will have a special focus on patterns and color! We will weave 10-color gamps......

Michael McGuire is definitely a #miracleartist – and his introduction to art was not one that most people experience. Prior to October 10, 2015, Michael traveled for his medical sales job, working long hours, and focusing on his career and his family. But at 3......

Nickel Plate Arts is thrilled to announce a joint showcase, “NEIGHBORS”, in the Meyer Najem 2nd Floor Gallery from April 18 through June 27.   After being postponed twice in the last two years due to the pandemic, this show will finally happen! NEIGHBORS will feature......

You’re invited! Join Fishers Parks and the City of Fishers as we celebrate the grand opening of the Nickel Plate Trail, presented by First Internet Bank, during two events on Saturday, May 14! Afternoon Celebration Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14 This free, family-friendly......

You don’t need to worry about missing out on what’s cool this month. Click on the image below to see this month’s arts events at Nickel Plate Arts and from our Featured Partners!...

The Indiana Arts Commision has a number of exciting opportunities available to grow your career while supporting the cultural, economic, and educational climate of Indiana.  Job postings currently include: Contracting and Financial Operations Coordinator, Communications Manager, Deputy Director of Operations and Strategic Partnership, and a......

Kiln Creations is hiring for a Field Trip Fun Coordinator! Our Field trip Fun Coordinator works a part time flex schedule based on our scheduled field trips. You come to the shop to pick up your pack, you go to the school, church, or center......

Fishers Arts & Culture CommissionA Call to Artists – Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Techway Trailhead Art Sculpture Project Overview The Fishers Arts & Culture Commission (FACC) and Rebar Development (Rebar) seeks an artist, artist team, or creative company to design and install an art sculpture......

Hamilton County Tourism, Inc. seeks artists to create a vintage Americana-themed design for the annual Tenderloin TuesdayTM promotion (see inspiration and previous t-shirt designs for this promotion at the link below). The design should be celebratory in style, taking into consideration that this is an......

Call Type: Competitions  Eligibility: Statewide  State: Indiana Entry Deadline: April 1st Event Dates: 5/7/22 – 10/15/22 Submission Fee: Free Requirements: Designs – Minimum: 1, Maximum: N/A Noblesville Main Street (NMS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the culture and community of the city of Noblesville’s downtown historic district......

You don’t need to worry about missing out on what’s cool this month. Click on the image below to see this month’s arts events at Nickel Plate Arts and from our Featured Partners!...

The City of Noblesville and Nickel Plate Arts are partnering to continue the Banner Art Gallery to be displayed on the downtown Noblesville light poles beginning in May, 2022. The program will showcase artwork by local artists in the Hamilton County region. The culture of......

Tresa is a Contemporary, Abstract, and Mixed Media artist. Her work includes layers of acrylic paint, collage elements, pencil, ink, oil pastel, and other various mark-making tools....

The City of Noblesville and Nickel Plate Arts are partnering to present a peony-themed exhibit in City Hall in May, 2022. The program will showcase peony-related artwork by local artists in the Hamilton County region in conjunction with the Indiana Peony Festival, scheduled for May......

Liz's artistic style is always centered around vibrant colors, abstract designs, and organic details. She works with clay, alcohol inks, and acrylic paint. Liz is currently excited about working on guitar bodies. She starts with an unfinished body and turns it into a playable work of art. ...

Mark calls his style and medium “Digital Watercolor”.  It is a mixed media that includes the randomness and abstraction of watercolor washes with the control of digital creation.  ...

Kathryn Smith was always interested in the arts, but she began as a performer—dance, acting, singing—and didn’t take her first real visual arts class until her senior year in high school. As she got into college, working toward a degree in elementary education, she realized......

February is slated to be full of amazing arts events! Check out this listing of what we and our Featured Partners have going on this month! Click on the image below to get the full listing!...

January 22nd will be our annual epic battle of creativity, courage, and comics! This year’s event is all-virtual, but you can follow along with the Challenge on Facebook throughout the day. Here is our schedule of events: 9:00 a.m: The Challenge Begins! All of our......

There are many ways to observe, celebrate, and continue Dr. King’s Legacy this week in Hamilton County. Here are a few great options: Conner Prairie’s Martin Luther King Day Celebration: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Activities, music, and discussions of the 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights Movement......

Arts for All is a three-part inclusion, diversity, equity, and access training series led by Dr. Pascal Losambe, an educator and consultant in the areas of education, organizational culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and presented by the Regional Arts Partners of the Indiana Arts Commission.......

Megan Hutchins’ wood and galvanized nail creations are not only unique, but unexpected, “A lot of people assume when I go to shows that [my work] was [done by] a male artist. It’s fun to put on a skirt and eyelashes, put on a show......

Nickel Plate Arts Seeks a Partnership Manager We’re looking for someone to help us coordinate the activities and interests of all of our community partners. The ideal candidate is a natural diplomat, who enjoys initiating conversations and looking for shared interests and opportunities, and who......

Creativity has been the unifying backbone of Jerry Mannell’s professional career. A Fine Arts and English Literature major in college, Jerry combined his love of visual and written stories into a career as a graphic designer, working for an ad agency for a few years.......

(INDIANAPOLIS) Today, the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced it has awarded $204,000 to 102 creative entrepreneurs to fund arts projects around the state through the agency’s On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator program.   Each funded project will support the pursuit of a clearly defined business goal that also supports the entrepreneur’s community.  ......

(Indianapolis, Indiana) The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) and its Regional Arts Partners announced today the opening of applications for two grant programs: Fiscal Year 2023 Arts Project Support and Arts Organization Support.   “Indiana’s arts organizations, arts projects, and artists are critical to the vibrancy,......

Nickel Plate Arts has been named the new Regional Arts Partner for the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), specifically for Region 7, which includes Boone, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion, Hancock, Johnson, and Shelby counties.  Regional Arts Partners work alongside the Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) to promote and expand participation in......

Ignite Studio at the Hamilton East Public Library in Fishers will open a call for art for our next exhibit on January 4th. “The 700 Collection” seeks art in a variety of mediums for this juried group exhibit with cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. ABOUT “The 700 Collection” The......

The Prism Project of Fishers is looking for artists to serve as music and dance directors for upcoming projects. This project takes place on Saturday mornings between 01/20/22 and 03/20/22 (with a couple of exceptions for training, final show rehearsal, and final show).  Please contact......

Conner Prairie Museum, Fishers, Indiana, is seeking an instructor to teach basic wheel-thrown pottery classes. Classes are held in our modern  pottery shop, which features 8 electric wheels, electric kiln, pug mill and glazing area. Classes are held throughout the year and are typically held......

J. Rodney Reveal has been a creator of fine art for more than forty years. His paintings are represented in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Brazil. Collectors include country vocalists as well as the Grand Canyon Association, which purchased his......

Our latest Arts Guide is here and it’s full of fabulous ideas for your 2021 Holiday Shopping season, plus tips on how to make this winter especially cozy. Just click on the link below to read more! Find out about our upcoming exhibits and mark......

Rocky Walls, Cofounder of Noblesville-based, documentary film company 12 Stars Media and Executive Director of niche streaming service Hoodox, focuses on telling stories of interesting characters that inspire communities to make positive changes. Rocky has directed three feature-length documentaries – Finding Hygge (2019), No Limits: An Arts Series Focused on Access for All (2020) and IMBPREZ (2021).......

Ignite Studio invites central Indiana artists to serve as a Maker-in-Residence in 2022. Ignite Studio is an arts-focusedmakerspace designed to offer broad access to the Hamilton County community in a variety of art and makingpractices. We help patrons on-ramp their creativity by introducing new and......

Born in Indianapolis, Jennifer Hoard, first started to play with collaging out of boredom in elementary school, after finishing work early. Her teacher told her, “Go cut something out of National Geographic” and that was all it took. Starting with putting bird heads on pictures......

Brad Fields’ painting style follows in the footsteps of the American Masters of Watercolor like Winslow Homer, Chet Reneson, Andrew Wyeth and contemporaries like Mario A. Robinson, Rob Evans and Dean Mitchell. His paintings are full of realistic details and loose flowing “glorious messes” that......

The arts have been part of Jerry Dreesen’s life for over 60 years. In his twenties, poetry was his passion, but in his fifties Jerry fell in love with painting. His introduction to Haiku fascinated Jerry, which then evolved into Haiga (Haiku with an accompanying......

“Paint the Town Red” event raised $50K for the Noblesville non-profit On September 23, 2021, over 150 gala attendees gathered at the Hub & Spoke design center to honor the 21 arts nominees and celebrate Nickel Plate Arts’ ninth anniversary. The night’s theme was “Paint......

Unique acting and educational experience for youth! Conner Prairie recognizes the logistical challenges of this filming schedule, as children are likely in school during much of filming times. However, they feel this is a meaningful educational opportunity – to be part of a cinematic production,......

Noblesville nonprofit will “Paint the Town Red” at September’s celebratory event On September 23, 2021, Nickel Plate Arts will hold its ninth anniversary “Paint the Town Red” gala to celebrate the area’s diverse and growing arts scene in Hamilton County. The evening’s capstone event is......

Many things were put on hold this past year, one of which was in-person art shows. Abstract impressionist painter John Dierdorf hopes that’s about to change.  John’s work features outdoor scenes like gardens, flowers, and trees. Recently he has created larger pieces – some as......

Michael enjoys capturing the ruggedness and beauty of landscapes across the country. When considering options for photography destinations, he scopes out beautiful landscapes that will capture the story that he wants the image to tell.  In the spirit of being a lifelong learner, Michael is......

Artists are invited to come to Nickel Plate Arts to sell their unused (and gently loved) art supplies during our one-day-only Art Supply Yard Sale on Saturday, August 14 from 9am-5pm. A limited number of spaces will be available so be sure to reserve your......

“Don’t get artwork to match your couch. Collect original art; support artists.” This has been Patty Coulter’s mantra since the start of her interior design days back in Southern California.  Patty is an artist with an incredible story of overcoming tragedy, heartbreak, and faith. Experiencing......

Belinda Short brings a challenging exhibit to Four Day Ray this Summer with “Try It”—an eclectic collection of mixed media projects which showcases the creative challenges Belinda enjoys solving.  Belinda streams all of her work online, which means she ends up working on several pieces......

Even though Craig Ogden has been expressing his artistic side his entire professional career, his upcoming exhibit will celebrate Craig’s last two official years as an artist, aptly called “Two Years Later.” Craig’s paintings are mostly done in acrylics on canvas, paper, or Masonite panels. Each......

Many Nickel Plate Arts supporters are familiar with Marianne Glick’s colorful, contemporary, abstract paintings, frequently featuring nature – landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, or flowers. Well, hold on to your hats because Marianne is featuring something completely new in her July exhibit at the Stephenson House –......

Here it is! Our latest issue of Arts Guide has all the arts new and stories you need to get the most creativity out of your summer! A printed copy of the Guide is available, too – it gets mailed directly to all of our......

Thanks to the generous support of the Hamilton County Community Foundation, a CICF affiliate, and the help of Hamilton County Tourism, we are able to undertake a data-gathering project in 2021 that can help us position ourselves for the post-COVID world and for the years......

“Streets of Gold,” our June Stephenson House exhibit, showcases the photography of Frederick Durham. Receiving his first digital camera from his grandfather sparked Frederick’s fascination with photography at a young age. “[He] was the one who got me started: got me a camera, got me......

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: COLLABORATION HUB ART INSTALLATION Hamilton County Community Foundation (HCCF) seek an artist or artists to create artwork for installation in the new Collaboration Hub in Fishers. The Collaboration Hub has a central wall on which HCCF wants to hang three pieces of......

Contemporary realist painter whose chosen medium is oil.  As an avid traveller and lover of nature, she produces art that depicts the scenic landscape of the places she has visited. In addition, she enjoy painting other works of art, such as portraits and still life....

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: OUTDOOR SCULPTURE PROJECT Conner Prairie seeks artists to create sculptures for an outdoor exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service about wildlife habitats This exhibit is expected to have a lifespan of approximately 1-3 years. Artists will construct artistic interpretations of......

Noblesville Schools will be launching a new and improved Miller Mall online promotional products store this summer. The online store will feature links to multiple Noblesville Schools branded spirit wear and gift vendors, similar to the model used by Etsy. We’re looking for local artisans......

Linda received a BA degree from Depaw University in 1962 and maintains her studio at 1320 Donnybrook Drive, Carmel, IN 46032, (317-846-3286). Recent juried exhibitions 2016-2017, include Will Vawter Invitational, Greenfield, IN...

From May 7-29, Anthony Schillaci shares his artwork at Nickel Plate Arts in the Stephenson House, with a collection of portrait and figure studies, landscapes, and other enchanting works. Learn about Anthony, in his own words: Tony became interested in drawing as a seventh grader......

Tina Mangos & Associates design and deliver arts-based programs to enhance daily life and productivity.  For over 40 years in arts and education, Tina has researched and collaborated with others to organize cultural events and teach classes for youth and adults. ...

Krista became aware of her passion for art at the age of 5. Her first teacher taught her to draw and she spent countless hours sketching. It was her mother, Yukiko, who first saw her sketching and recognized the potential in Krista. Her second teacher instructed her in the art of painting and a passion was born....

As a long time member of Hamilton Co. Artists Association, Robert became aware of Nickel Plate Arts since it began. He enjoys mostly entering competitions and it is great to be accepted and even better to win an occasional award....

Welcome to Fairyville 2021 offers participants a whimsical way to celebrate Earth Week with a nature-themed, self-guided tour and more than a dozen special features [NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA] –From April 21-24, don’t be surprised if you hear a stampede of little feet and a rustle of gossamer......

Nickel Plate Arts and High Frequency Arts are pleased to announce a joint showcase, “NEIGHBORS”, at the Hub & Spoke Design Center from April 8th through June 25th, celebrating the recent work of artists Craig Mullins and Sherry Haines.  A reception will be held on......

Bobbi K. Samples’s latest exhibit is bursting with color and the sweet smell of springtime. Meyer Najem in Fishers is the home of Bobbi’s most recent showcase, “Come on Spring! Indiana Wildflowers!” “I am truly excited to show my passion for art, especially this spring.......

Welcome to Fairyville & NPArts Annual GalaNickel Plate Arts has opportunities for Visual and Performing Artists to get involved with our events. We are in need of volunteers, art vendors, painters, and more – check out these surveys to let us know how you want......

Joanne works in watercolor and oil with a dynamic style depending on her mood. She can switch it up from a smooth, refined botanical style to one that is more chunky via pallete knife creation. She says that she doesn't know which style will be utilized or where a project will ultimately go until she gets past the "roughing in" stage of the picture and applies paint....

A Chicago transplant, comfortably settled into her Geist home studio, Sharon Jiskra Brooks loves to be surrounded by nature and water. “I always wanted to be an artist – my dad was a professional photographer, and I’ve been around the arts my whole life.” She......

Carol knew she was an artist at the age of three. Her father used to draw with her and soon enrolled her in the Dayton Art Institute....

Kay Bae Art is a midwest-based creative studio that explores organic, deeply textured, and delicate beauty while drawing inspiration from Eastern and Western cultures. Kay's creativity is fueled by the beauty of lines, shapes, colors, and space in both the natural and manmade world. ...

Claudia Labin is a mixed media and assemblage artist. She is currently very busy preparing for an upcoming show for a gallery in Carmel. Her dream art project is a public art commission for an abstract steel or mixed media sculpture. Nickel Plate Arts is Claudia's Alma mater. It is the home she always goes back...

Jerry Dreesen is a self-taught artist who loves to challenge himself in a variety of mediums and styles including acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and linocut print. Dreesen also experiments with clay sculpture. He says, "I have exhibited my work in various local art shows and exhibitions and have sold work including several...

The City of Noblesville and Nickel Plate Arts are partnering to continue the banner art gallery to be displayed on the Logan Street Bridge light poles beginning in May. The program will showcase artwork by local artists in the Hamilton County region. The culture of......

Nickel Plate Arts seeks an energetic, community-minded marketing and communications professional to join our team! We need an expert who can help us excel at virtual engagement, spread the word about all of the amazing things we and our partners do and keep our social......

Alys Caviness-Gober is an artist who works in Poetry, Prose, Photography; Painting (semi-abstract, abstract) and acrylic. She is currently working on several paintings and her 4th volume of poetry & artwork compilation of works,  created during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Anita Holloway is a colorful, soulful artist. Her work is centered around watercolor paintings of nature and her life experiences such as those share with her daughter...

Keep Noblesville Beautiful (KNB) seeks artists to design, fabricate and install a sculpture celebrating the nautical and recreational legacy of Morse Reservoir through an roundabout sculpture at the intersection of Hague Road and Carrigan Road.   DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Artists must submit their qualifications, work samples,......

Saturday, November 28    •    11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Bringing your art business into people’s homes. The City of Noblesville, Nickel Plate Arts, Noblesville Main Street, and the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce have joined forces as the Love Noblesville Network to produce a live-streamed shopping......

Megan Hutchins is a 41-year-old mother of five who created a brand-new art form just six short years ago. A graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a Graphics Design degree, it wasn’t until she was creatively bored and pregnant with her fifth child......

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: EAST ALLEY MURAL The City of Noblesville seeks an experienced artist to create a large, colorful mural on the north wall of the East Alley, which branches off of the east side of the downtown square. This mural is intended to be......

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: The City of Noblesville seeks an experienced artist to embellish 5 recessed sections of the north wall of the East Alley, which branches off of the east side of the downtown square. These recessed spaces used to be windows and doors, but......

The City of Noblesville and Nickel Plate Arts are currently seeking 2D and 3D artists to exhibit in December 2020 and the entire 2021 season at the City Hall Art Gallery. Selected artwork will hang in the gallery for approximately one month. The program will......

Fifth annual Nickel Plate Arts Awards announced at Mustard Seed Gardens On September 23, Nickel Plate Arts held its eighth anniversary gala with the fifth edition of the Nickel Plate Arts Awards, celebrate the area’s burgeoning arts scene and recognize some of the most valuable......

Fred Green is an artist that has always had a knack for storytelling. His heart and mind actively balance equal parts art and science on a daily basis. From his early art days earning a BFA in printmaking to his exploration of lithography as a......

Shakila Garugu is a self-taught artist and art instructor who believes in the importance of self-expression. Although she utilized her left-brain talents to receive her masters in mathematics, she later was inspired to focus on her right-brain talents by her mother’s art. She found a......

The City of Noblesville seeks an artist, artisan or creative company to design and fabricate safe, sturdy and visually delightful shade structures for use in the alleys around the downtown square. These structures are part of a larger project to activate spaces for pedestrian use......

The Fishers Arts & Culture Commission (FACC) is looking for qualified artists for three different public art projects. They are looking for: 1). An artist or artist team to design and paint a large mural located on the Fishers Police Station / Parking Garage (4......

Frederick Durham is an up and coming photographer starting his artistic career in Indiana. While Frederick “Fredo” Durham started taking photos at young age, he says, “I didn’t stick with it at first. I of course went off and ventured into other things. I decided......

The arts go on in Central Indiana and Nickel Plate Arts is working on supporting artists and community members in many ways. Our campus in Noblesville is currently closed to the public. You can schedule an appointment to meet with one of our staff members......

The City of Noblesville seeks an eye-popping, brightly colored, abstract or geometric design to serve as the backdrop of this newly activated public space. This mural is meant to beautify the alley which will be a pedestrian centered gateway into downtown and will add vibrancy......

Please consider this not only a statement but also an invitation from Nickel Plate Arts: Nickel Plate Arts seeks to embrace each and every artist in our community. Diversity is what makes art interesting, and we want to affirm people of color and the LGTBQ......

Noblesville Fire Dept is looking to develop an independent station logo, or a “pride logo,” to be used on the side of fire trucks, helmets, stickers, window clings, etc. The logo is intended to reflect the brand and image of this specific station in the......

With the generous support of the Hamilton County Community Foundation, The Richard M. Shulze Family Foundation, and 100 Women Who Care Hamilton County, Nickel Plate Arts has been able to assemble sets of art supplies for adults, teens and children who cannot currently afford or......

Looking for a way to positively approach the winter months after a career in corporate training, Marianne began painting in September of 2005.  Her love of gardening inspired many of her early paintings.  Most of her recent work is abstract.  She often uses more than one medium in......

During this time when much of our communities, culture, and country have ground to a halt, we’d like to provide resources and virtual experiences for you to continue to take in art from our talented area artists. Art can bring us together during times of......

The City of Noblesville and Nickel Plate Arts are partnering to continue the banner art gallery to be displayed on the downtown Noblesville street poles beginning in June. The program will showcase artwork by local artists in the Hamilton County region. The culture of art......

Nickel Plate Arts is thrilled to announce a joint showcase, “Neighbors”, in the Meyer Najem Gallery for the months of May and June celebrating the work of Craig Mullins and Sherry Haines. Their opening reception will be on the second floor of 11787 Lantern Rd......

Tony Schillaci has been a lifelong artist. As a seventh grader, he started learning with his sister, who never stopped encouraging him to create. In the early 70s as a Vietnam Veteran, Tony used his GI Bill to pay for undergraduate courses at the American......

Looking for a way to support you local arts community?  Why not volunteer?! Each month, we need the help of talented, fun-loving people like you to support all of the amazing things going on in our arts community!  Here are the volunteer opportunities that are......

Four Day Ray seeks artists to design and paint a 12 ft x 7 ft indoor mural to be installed in designated space on the brick entrance wall inside their restaurant and brewery building at 11671 Lantern Rd, Fishers, IN 46038. This mural is meant......

Jim Anderson’s story as an artist is truly inspiring as he embodies both right- and left-brain talents. While he enjoyed creating art since youth (with photography, sculpture, drawing, acrylics, and watercolors as his favorite media), Jim went on to pursue a career in IT and......

Belinda Short is a fabulously imaginative ‘mixed media’ artist that also creates sculptures, paintings, digital art, jewelry, resin art, textile art, and more. From papercraft to more traditional art forms, she is truly diverse in style and media. Short has even forayed into bookmaking in......

Craig Ogden is a painter that creates from a place of deep emotion. He personifies the term “labor of love.” Ogden started putting brush to canvas again after a decade-long hiatus from art as a means to escape his daily routine. Pushing paints around a......

Nickel Plate Arts will play host to what has become an annual tradition in Noblesville: the Vagina Monologues. V-Day Hamilton County has produced the monologues for several years in locations around Noblesville and now is bringing this fierce, brave, empowering show to Nickel Plate Arts......

Improbable Fiction Theatre Company (IFTC) is holding open auditions for the part of Christopher Robin, seeking a male actor with a stage age between 16 and 28, for its production of A.A. Milne’s The House at Pooh Corner, adapted by Bettye Knapp. This gentle children’s......

In the late 19th century, Noblesville was the largest city in Hamilton County. The Firestone plant and Forest Park were not yet built. The high school was downtown in Seminary Park and there was no hospital. Several railroads ran through town. The city limits barely......

Melissa Bruhn excitedly debuts her first solo exhibit at Nickel Plate Arts in January 2020. Bruhn will showcase a two-part theme, “Polarity”.  This theme will firstly highlight the literally “polar” creatures who may no longer be with us in a few years as their polar......

Gordon Marketing, in collaboration with Nickel Plate Arts and the Hamilton County Artists’ Association, is looking for artists to paint mural panels to be installed on their newly-acquired building at 110 N. 9th Street in hip-storic downtown Noblesville. Artists may request to be considered for......

Ji-Eun Lee Music Academy is re-launching Art At The Switch exhibit space and is looking for December and January artists. If you would like your artwork to be considered for display at our music school please fill out this short online application . Additional Details:1.......

The latest issue of our Arts Guide magazine is here! You will be inspired when you read about all the amazing ways artists in our area have been getting their art in the open . . . and we’re pretty sure that you’ll want to......

Simona Buna has been an artist all her life. Harkening back to her childhood, she remembers her house as smelling of turpentine and oils and being filled with her mother’s and father’s canvases. One day when she was thirteen, she picked up a canvas herself......

Our Town Cicero is hosting an Artist’s Trunk Sale on Dec. 8, 12-4 p.m. at Red Bridge Park in Cicero. Registration is $20 and includes a 4×8 table. To register text Bonnie Ramirez at 512-796- 5498 by Dec. 1st. Additional Details:1. 10:30 a.m. set up,......

Hamilton County Artists’ Association is accepting applications for Juried Artist Membership through the month of November. Prospective members are asked to submit their applications, submit three pieces of their work, and pay a prospective fee to join the juried organization. The Juried Artist Members are......

Community • Education • Arts, Inc. invites community participation and involvement by seeking submissions for the annual publication of The Polk Street Review. All creatives are encouraged (art, music/song lyrics, poetry, prose, photographs, etc) with all levels of experience from amateur to professional. The Polk Street......

Community • Education • Arts is excited to offer online Arts Showcase exhibit opportunities on our website. Each Arts Showcase exhibit lasts two or three months. We want YOUR original artwork (all mediums), writings (all genres), and songs/instrumentals (videos or MP3s) for our online Arts Showcase and......

The period between the 1890’s and the 1920’s is known in the art world as the Golden Age of American Illustration, and two Noblesville brothers were important contributors to this movement.  George Brehm (1878-1966) and Worth Brehm (1883-1928) grew up in Noblesville, graduated from Noblesville......

Same As U, a brand new nonprofit serving Hamilton County individuals 18+ with mild to moderate disabilities who have exited the school system, is seeking artists to paint chairs. These chairs are to be auctioned off at their Nov 1 fundraiser event.  In exchange for......

Fred Green is an artist that has always had a knack for storytelling. His heart and mind actively balance equal parts art and science on a daily basis. From his early art days earning a BFA in printmaking to his exploration of lithography as a......

The Hamilton County Artists’ Association (HCAA) is offering local artists the opportunity to display their work in The Birdie Gallery from September 5-28, 2019. The exhibit, entitled “Our Creative Community”, will be a non-judged event featuring the varied and talented artistic endeavors currently being produced......

Got a story to tell? Gather your friends and family and head to the Noblesville Library on Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. for our next “Story Slam”. Sponsored by the Hamilton East Public Library and Storytelling Arts of Indiana, Story Slam is an opportunity......

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) has announced that 33 creative entrepreneurs throughout the state will receive funding for their business goals through the agency’s On-Ramp 2019 Fellowship. The fellows are part of the 2019 On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator. After completing a three-day course led by arts entrepreneurship trainer Elaine Grogan Luttrull, each......

As I sat on top of a high turquoise ladder, coffee customers and aromas swirling around me, I bounced to the happy 90s music filling Noble Coffee & Tea. I had a paintbrush in one hand and a masala chai in the other. What more......

How do you become a successful artist? Don’t rely on luck. Successful artists can transform raw materials into something beautiful with ease, find inspiration in the most ordinary places and create works that move us to pay up. They are so lucky, right? It’s a......

Once a year, the Juried Artists of HCAA battle against each other for ribbon awards, determined by a panel of guest judges with no connections to the Hamilton County Artists Association! It is an all-in-good-fun competition! Come see the “best” artwork HCAA Birdie Gallery has......

The Fishers Arts Council along with The City of Fishers is currently seeking artists, artisans and performers to participate in Arts Crawl-2019. The crawls are self-guided tours of the businesses in the Nickel Plate District and are held – rain or shine! This year, there......

Professional Maker-in-Residence Application  Description of Residency  Ignite Studio invites central Indiana artists to serve as our Maker-in-Residence for a 12-week period. Ignite Studio is an arts-focused makerspace designed to offer broad access to the Hamilton County community to a variety of art and making practices.......

Linda Cordial is still in the early days of her life as a painter. She started working in acrylics just a few years ago and enjoys dabbling in different styles, colors and canvases — painting on rocks, wood and slate. She has been known to......

Our Summer Arts Guide and Annual Report is now live. Look for the print version soon at Nickel Plate Arts’ Noblesville campus and at all of our partner and sponsor locations. We make this guide as a way of letting you know what’s coming up......

Fresh from a successful exhibit  in the Meyer Najem Gallery in Fishers, John Dierdorf returns home to Noblesville and to Nickel Plate Arts in June 2019 with “Impressions,” his first showcase exhibit in the Stephenson House gallery. The timing couldn’t be better, as Dierdorf celebrates......

Thompson Thrift Retail Group (TTRG), on behalf of Fishers District, the Fishers Arts and Cultural Commission, and Nickel Plate Arts is soliciting artist proposals for four prominent outdoor wall murals to be installed at the new Fishers District located on 116th and IKEA Way near......

  Art Fair on the Square, August 3, 2019 Sponsored by the Hamilton County Artists’ Association The Hamilton County Artists’ Association (HCAA) and its sponsors proudly present the annual HCAA Art Fair on the Square event. The artists selected for the show are by invitation......

The Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission will present its 27th annual production of Shakespeare in the Park the summer of 2019 – the longest running production in central Indiana!  The performances will be in the new amphitheater at the First Merchants Pavilion at Federal Hill Commons.......

It’s back! The Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire returns this spring to showcase the works of our talented local artisans and makers. Join us on Saturday, June 15 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on the downtown Noblesville Courthouse Square alongside the 42nd Annual Strawberry Festival organized......

Fishers High School & Hamilton Southeastern High School Senior Showcase Open for Month of April at The Art Gallery at City Hall Awards Ceremony and Reception 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 3rd    Fishers (March 18, 2019) – “Senior Showcase” celebrates the 2D photography,......

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent nationwide, as well as in our congressional district. The Competition began in 1982 to provide......

2019 Theme: Folklore and Fairy Tales ~ Beyond the Fairy Dust Presentation event October 5, 2019, 6-10pm at Logan Street Sanctuary, Inc. 1274 Logan Street, Noblesville IN   Workshops: May 11 and August 10 2-4:30pm $25 per person payable via our secure Square Market: http://squareup.com/store/LSS/item/nice-workshops The......

We have some fresh faces on staff here at Nickel Plate Arts. Meet Koda Witsken: Name: Nekoda “Koda” Witsken What is your job title? Officer Manager What interesting jobs have you had prior to this one? Independent Contractor as an artist/muralist; senior business development executive......

Noblesville-based arts nonprofit seeks public input on naming the store and invites artists to submit potential inventory [NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA] – A Noblesville-focused gift shop is coming to the Downtown Noblesville Square. Nickel Plate Arts, in partnership with the City of Noblesville, Noblesville Main Street and......

A Call to Artists – Requests for Qualifications Riverview Hospital / Intuitive Health Fishers Public Art Sculpture Riverview Hospital, Intuitive Health, the Fishers Arts Commission and Nickel Plate Arts are soliciting proposals for a prominent outdoor sculpture to be installed at the new facility at......

Display your work in our Judge Stone House gallery this March! Many great pieces of art tell a story, and we’d like to showcase yours. Nickel Plate Arts presents, “Process: Exploring the Healing Power of Art” an exhibit that explores creative catharsis and the therapeutic benefits......

Keep Noblesville Beautiful seeks artists to design and create 1 or all 7 figures for a sculpture celebrating the Midland Trace Trail through a bicycle inspired art project. Above is a rough sketch of the idea and the location. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Interested artists must......

Nickel Plate Arts explores the therapeutic power of art We rely on innovations in medical technology and medicine to solve most of the physical traumas, diseases and minor ills that plague us. But when it comes to our mental health, traditional therapies aren’t always the......

Our new Noblesville-themed Gift Shop on the Square in Noblesville needs cheerful, friendly, Sales Ambassadors. We are looking to staff this space with people who are community-minded, sales-oriented, and interested in local art and artists. Shifts (up to 29 hours per week) will be available......

In March 2019, the Noblesville Gift Shop will become a permanent retail space for our community, aimed at selling Noblesville-themed arts, crafts, and handmade goods created by the Nickel Plate Arts community and its partners. The Noblesville Gift Shop first opened for the 2018 holiday......

Fairyville 2019: April 17 – 20 Open Call Out for: – Musicians, Actors, and Entertainers – Teaching Artists to run Workshops – Fairyville Tea Party Hosts – Artisans to create Fairy-centric merchandise – Volunteers for reception & awards Also – entries for the Fairy Home......

January 15 – February 28, 2019 Sponsored by Nickel Plate Arts and Blackhawk Winery & Vineyard We are pleased to announce the inaugural Blackhawk Winery Wine Label Art Contest.  One selected artist will be featured on the second edition art-themed wine label for the Blackhawk......

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch along with Treasurer Kelly Mitchell and the Indiana Arts Commission announced details for the 2019 Hoosier Women Artists contest. “Receiving the artwork and meeting the women behind the pieces is something I look forward to every year,” Crouch said. “The artists......

Noblesville residents are invited to submit designs for a community art sculpture to decorate the interior of a new roundabout coming to the intersection of Field Drive and Cumberland Drive later this year. The winning design will serve as inspiration for a professional artist’s creation,......

  Artists and Artisans Call-Out: Spark!Fishers Art Fair Talented fine artists and artisans are invited to apply for the 2019 Spark!Fishers Art Fair. The Art Fair will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 8 a.m.-Noon alongside the weekly Fishers Farmers Market. The Art......

    THE ART GALLERY AT CITY HALL– CALL FOR ARTISTS   The Fishers Arts Council along with Nickel Plate Arts and The City of Fishers is currently seeking 2D artists to exhibit in the 2019 Art Gallery at City Hall in Fishers. Selected artwork......

Congratulations to our Prized Possessions winners! The November exhibit featured Nickel Plate Arts artists’ best works from the past year. After much deliberation, our jury of judges selected the following works:...

It’s been a busy year for Rodney Reveal. A retired firefighter, Rodney spends many weekday afternoons in his sunny studio on the first floor of the Stephenson House here at Nickel Plate Arts. With his four-legged assistant Thunder at his side, Rodney sits diligently in......

The Fishers Arts Council along with Nickel Plate Arts and The City of Fishers is currently seeking 8-10 artisans interested in demonstrating and selling their art in Fishers City Hall as part of Small Business Saturday’s Holiday Programming in Fishers.  Set to take place on......

A group of local creatives have joined forces to publish a new all-inclusive, light-hearted zine about Fishers and surrounding areas. “The Locale,” created by a skeleton crew of local folks who take pride in their community, will connect residents of the Nickel Plate Region with......

The Noblesville Preservation Alliance Presents the First Annual Seminary Park Lighted Sculpture Contest. The Preservation Alliance will be celebrating the holidays by creating a lighting display in Seminary Park using vintage and antique lights and decorations from Noblesville’s past. They want to continue the tradition......

Local performers are invited to take the stage with Fishers Music Works at two of Fishers’ favorite holiday events. Performers of all types can join Fishers Music Works ensembles for an entertaining holiday celebration at the Shop Fishers and Winter Wonderland events. Shop Fishers is Saturday, November......

The Heart Art Cultural Activation campaign is a project designed to highlight the Noblesville Cultural Arts District by featuring works by local artists that express their love for this community. The City of Noblesville seeks artists to design and create works of art inspired by......

We’re pleased to announce Curtis Honeycutt as Nickel Plate Art’s new marketing coordinator. He is a much welcome addition to our small but mighty staff team. Curtis will help take our marketing and promotion efforts to the next level. When asked why he’s excited to......

Another amazing Comic Book in a Day is…in the books! This year, the Ignite Studio at Hamilton East Public Library- Fishers hosted our 23 comic book artists in their new space on the lower level of the library (side note: if you haven’t seen the......

On September 12, 2018, Nickel Plate Arts hosted “Forging Sweet Arts,” our sixth annual anniversary party and third annual edition of the Nickel Plate Arts Awards. This important ceremony celebrates our region’s burgeoning arts scene and recognizes some of our most valuable artists and arts......

DESCRIPTION OF RESIDENCY Ignite Studio invites central Indiana artists to serves as our Maker-in-Residence for a 12-week period. Ignite Studio is an arts-focused makerspace designed to offer broad access to the Hamilton County community to a variety of art and making practices. Our goal is......

Calling all comic book artists and fans! One of our favorite Signature Events is back again and bigger than ever! Comic Book in a Day has attracted fans and artists from all over the midwest for the last four years, and with good reason. This......

For the month of September, Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist Roseanne Crowell will be the Featured Artist at the Carmel Clay Public Library. Her work can be viewed on the Art Wall in the main entrance of the building. Patrons can purchase prints and cards......

    The Fishers Arts Council along with Nickel Plate Arts and The City of Fishers is currently seeking 2D artists to exhibit in October and December at the Gallery of Art at City Hall, Fishers, Indiana. The theme for October is Bountiful Harvest and......

Noblesville artist Michael Janosky has been selected as a 2018 Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Artist-in-Residence. Janosky was born and raised in Michigan City, IN near the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan. He is a 1983 graduate of Michigan City Rogers High School and a 1987......

We’ve decided to post all of our artist opportunities in one spot to make it easier for our network of creatives. Read on for call-outs and more, and be sure to read all the way through – we wouldn’t want you to miss an important......

Comic Book in a Day Returns Saturday, October 6th, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. at the Ignite Studio at the Fishers Library! We are excited to announce that the new home of Comic Book in a Day is the Ignite Studio at the Fishers Library.......

Two local artists in the Nickel Plate Region have been selected to participate in the High Art Billboard Project organized by the Arts Council of Indianapolis. Out of 127 Hoosier applicants, H. Ward Miles and Brian Brosmer were among the 10 applications chosen to have......

 Hamilton County residents, workers invited to take survey on housing needs  Anyone who lives or works in Hamilton County is invited to share their thoughts on local housing needs by completing an online survey available by clicking here. The multiple-choice questionnaire, which takes less than......

The new Nickel Plate Arts strategic plan will guide our organization through 2023, building on what we are doing well, what we have learned during our last six years, and how we can best serve our community. With this new plan, we have honed several......

Local artist, President of the Equine Arts Guild, and former Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist Jan Snyder will be showcasing a new collection of art in our Stephenson House gallery this August. Her exhibit, “Pathways,” will feature the results of her exploration into a looser,......

We’ve decided to post all of our artist opportunities in one spot to make it easier for our network of creatives. Read on for call-outs and more, and be sure to read all the way through – we wouldn’t want you to miss an important......

Nickel Plate Arts Member Jessica Springman will be the featured artist of Greenfield Banking Company’s Art Gallery through September 2018. The GBC Art Gallery, located on the second floor of the Main Office at 1920 North State Street (SR 9) in Greenfield, is open to the......

The Fishers Arts Council is pleased to announce its 2018 Art in City Hall Exhibit Season. Each month, there will be a new exhibit of artwork reflecting a variety of topics relative to the City of Fishers and offered by the residents of Fishers and......

If you missed this year’s Annual Meeting on July 12th, fret not!  The transcript and Powerpoint Presentationfrom the meeting are available here!   Click here to view the Annual Meeting Powerpoint Presentation TRANSCRIPT: Welcome: presented by Corrie Meyer Thank you for joining us today! Once......

Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist J. Rodney Reveal recently participated in the Oil Painters of America’s annual Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils. During the opening reception on Friday, June 22, J. Rodney Reveal received a 2nd Place award in the Plein Air Competition for......

Tipton Main Street and Tipton County Public Library seek artists to design and paint a pedestrian crossing connecting the Library to the parking lot across Madison Street in downtown Tipton. They seek artists who can design engaging, inspiring, and family-friendly imagery to embellish the crossing.......

Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artists Lesley Haflich and J. Rodney Reveal left the four walls of their studios behind and have been setting up their easels up at the Prairie Guest House over the last couple of weeks. Both are all smiles, showing off their artwork during......

Looking for a way to support you local arts community?  Why not volunteer?! Each month, we need the help of talented, fun-loving people like you to support all of the amazing things going on in our arts community!  Here are the volunteer opportunities that are......

This past week, Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist J. Rodney Reveal participated in Oil Painters of America’s annual Salon Show Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils. The exhibit and contest is hosted at Crooked Tree Arts Center, whose mission is “to inspire and enrich lives through the......

Nickel Plate Arts Studio Artist Eric O’Dell has been awarded an On-Ramp 2018 Grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. The grant is a continuation of their new On-Ramp accelerator, a program designed to boost the entrepreneurial skills of Hoosier artists through a three-day intensive training course,......

James Anderson is a local photographer, author, and longtime support of Nickel Plate Arts. After retiring from a 35-year career in information technology, he rediscovered his artistic side and has explored his creative skills through a variety of photo projects. He often finds himself inspired by......

Who doesn’t yearn for a summer vacation of beautiful scenery and adventure? This July, local travel lovers and arts aficionados are in for a treat as James Anderson offers a trip to the wild, wild west via Nickel Plate Arts’ Stephenson House gallery. Back for......

We’ve decided to post all of our artist opportunities in one spot to make it easier for our network of creatives. Read on for call-outs and more, and be sure to read all the way through – we wouldn’t want you to miss an important......

Our 2018 Summer Arts Guide – which includes our Annual Report – is now available! Click here to read the electronic version:                 If you’d like to have a copy mailed to you, become a member today!...

A popular hangout in Fishers has a new look. Handel’s Ice Cream on 116th street in the Nickel Plate District unveiled a colorful new mural on the east side of their building. Designed and painted by artist Craig Martin of Lafayette, the mural was a......

Here at Nickel Plate Arts, we are lucky to work with a wide variety of artists in our network through exhibits, classes, and events. Our annual Comic Book in a Day event gives us the opportunity to meet dozens of comic book artists from both......

We’ve decided to post all of our artist opportunities in one spot to make it easier for our network of creatives. Read on for call-outs and more, and be sure to read all the way through – we wouldn’t want you to miss an important......

Nickel Plate Arts is excited to present a special one-night-only showing of artwork from local drawing school MyArt. Offering curriculum-based programs in Noblesville since 2000, MyArt is a realistic drawing school serving children, teens, and adults in drawing and fine art instruction. Programs include guided,......